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major nidal hassan is in the hands of a jury. a panel of officers began deliberating on thursday after hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to res
and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automat
deliberating the fate of army major nidal hassan. jurors returned to court about 15 minutes ago to ask a couple of questions, but again no verdict tonight. prosecutors say there is no question that major hassan planned and carried out the attack in 2009 at that post in texas. he's never even disputed it. while he's been representing himself throughout the trial, he's had very little to say, put up no defense virtually, just about the only words spoken today were, "the defense chooses not to make a closing statement." the 13-member jury needs only a 2/3 majority to find major hassan guilty of the charges, but if they want the military to execute him they will have to all be on board. casey stegall with the news tonight. casey? >> every single person on that panel is a senior ranking army official, an officer, a rank in fact of major or higher. they were carefully selected, you'll remember, at the beginning of july from u.s. army posts all around the world. they have not been sequestered since this court martial began on august 6th, but clearly instructed not to read anything about this extremely
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
security is at risk. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday for majoro nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty much can iing -- killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. he admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was rent the jury will decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales, responsible for killing 15 afghan civilians last year will serve life in prison with no possibility of pair he'll. he opened fire on men, women and children. some felt the punishment was not harsh enough. al-jazeera alan schoffler has more. >> the panel deliberatiated 90 minutes. life in prison for no chance of parole for sergeant robert bales who has confessed to killing 16 civilians. he showed no visible response for the division. for the afghans flown here as prosecution witnesses, the harshest sentence was not harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find
there for 25 years. >> so, historically, that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row, and not actually be executed. >> not while his automatic appeals pend, but what if he waves those appeals? could he be bumped to the front of the line for execution? that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i just wonder perception-wise how it will look if say the u.s. service, the islamic service american member sentenced to death row is actually executed in say five or 10 years, while others are still languishing. >> survivors and family members have already accused the government of choosing political correctness over justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges, despite his confessed jihadist motive. if jury members now condemn him to death, the government will have to brace for more difficult questions ahead. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera, fort hood. >> over 50 wildfires burning in the west and we're expecting to see the majority of those started by lightning strikes. the problem is that we dried out so much in the northwest this year that it was very easy to star
of those killed. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do not have a motive. >>> in lebanon, the death toll from two car bombings has now climbed to 47. it happened on friday in tripoli in the northern part of the country. today, we are seeing just how powerful those bombs were. it appears to have been a pair. mistaken of the victims had attended afternoon prayers. at least 300 people are hospitalized, 65 of those in critical condition no. one has claimed responsibility for the att
shooter major nidal hassan's case is in the hands of the juries. he passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for the shooting in ford hood in 2009. >> san diego's embattled mayor bob filner has purportedly agreed to step down as part of a settlement lawsuit. details of the terms of the settlement are not disclosed. 17 women have accused him of inappropriate behavior. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with stephanie stanton, telling us the resignation is a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and expected to approve the resolution. we did see the mayor here today at city hall. he left at 5:30 this evening, carrying what looked to be a small box of belong i guess as he got into his car and sped away. >> this morning, egypt's ousted former ruler hosni mubarak is under house arrest in a military hospital a day after being released from prison.
. >>> the military trial of major hassan resumes today in texas. he's representing himself in the fort oo wood shooting massacre. 13 fellow soldiers were shot and killed in november of 2009. so far he's watched in silence as more than 40 witnesses described how he prepared and carried out the massacre. >>> sentencing for the hearing of army private bradley manning is tightened after this courtroom video appears online. it's set to a track of people chanting free bradley manning. manning is expected to make a statement wednesday. he faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking classified documents to wikileaks. >>> tonight the city council is expected to make a preliminary vote on the plan to give $107 million to the harbor point development. groups against that plan say they will continue to fight and will protest outside city hall. the city council president says the project has the votes to pass the 15-member council. a final vote is expected sometime next month. >>> it's managed to stay dry so far. let's take a live look outside right now. wjz has weather and traffic together. chelsea ingram
, wounded 30 more in a massacre four years ago at ft. hood in texas. now there are concerns nidal s hassan wants to die. he's acting as his own attorney but he's is surrounded by a team of lawyers. they're giving him legal counsel throughout the trial. today they filed a motion with the judge saying they want no part in helping him achieve what they believe is his goal here. to die. why? that goal according to his lawyers is the death penalty. hasan has denied it standing up in this courtroom today, calling it, quote a twist of the facts. the jury was not present during that exchange. but in the end, the judge calmed a recess until tomorrow while she considers the lawyers' request to reduce their role in this case. >>> russia, now. russia officially snubbed president obama, canceling plans to meet with president putin for a summit in moscow next month. quote, we have informed the russian government that it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. it goes on, the rare diplomatic cold shoulder here seen as retribution. the two count
its case against the army major named nidal hassan who topped the news for months because he admitted to killing 13 american soldiers at ft. hood in 2009. cnn's ed lavandera has been on top of this story. he shows us some of the most important rulings
's not exactly clear what nidal hassan will do. finished telling the judge a while ago. he will continue to represent himself in the sentencing phase. the judge told him she thought that was unwise. the decision he continues to make. as you know, jessica, hasan over the last three weeks had very little input into the trial. asking very few questions he acted as his own attorney and assisting attorneys early on said they believe that hasan was working with the prosecution to ensure he get the death penalty. >> it is so unusual. ed, if he does get the death penalty it might be the first time in some 50 years we see that in a military trial. what would some of the family members you have talked to say they would look to happen to him? >> you know it is interesting. i spoke with the husband of one of the survivors. the victims, and testified throughout the course of the trial, not allowed to speak because the judge is not alug that to happen until the trial is over. but of the husband of one of the victims told me in his words that he thought the death penalty would be too lenient a sentence
internet searches from major nadal hassan in court. >> outside i believe with our friends from bass pro shops. >> yeah, but also a great audience. anybody who makes a sign, you are at least going to get some love. fox and friends, we come from virginia, home of mr. and larry sabato. very nice looking at the weather maps guys, beautiful picture sent in from benton harbor over lake michigan. looks like a spectacular shot. might see a little bit of fog. that is going to expire around 10:00. keep sending your pictures on twitter or on my face book page. that is tropical depression dorian. maybe a few light showers in the area today. but in the most part that named storm will be moving away from land. areas of montana the dakotas down to colorado looking for a threat. mostly hail and damaging winds. not looking for significant tornados. hot again across texas dallas 102. see that little green up around the great lakes, spectacular weekend. >> not to make light of a public health disaster. the story about people getting sick on salads, salads aren't safe. >> steak isn't making anyone ill. the
whether dimaggio might be their biological father. >>> closing arguments psychiatrist turned killer hassan argued against allowing the jury to discuss lesser charges. he offered no defense and did not testify. >>> the national archives released the final watergate tapes on the day four of his top advisers resigned, caught on tape saying he would never talk about watergate again and received phone calls of support. >>> got to show you this incredible video of a sinkhole swallowing an entire row of trees in assumption parish, louisiana. this sinkhole has been expanding for over a year. officials think it was caused by the drilling of a well into an underground salt mine. it's shocking to watch this happen just before your eyes and after a while it's like nothing happened. >> you're sure it wasn't a gator. >> sure it wasn't a gator-nado. >> i've watched "swamp people." >> we will have an investigation. >> shoot 'em, shoot 'em! i watch large amounts of reality shows. >> we need an intervention. indra, kate? >> believe me this is the least of my problems. >> no kidding. indra is keeping track o
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